Feed Your Hair

Eating healthy not only contributes to weight loss, it also does wonders for your hair. A diet rich in nutrients will help you stay healthy, ageless, and all-around fabulous. So why not give yourself a beauty boost with enhancing nourishments? Below, we’ve outlined some positive nutrition practices to keep in mind for a healthier mane.

Load up on Leafy Greens

Leafy greens are filled with nutrients and a whole lot of water, which helps keep your hair hydrated. Without proper body hydration, your hair will begin to look dry, which can contribute to breakage. Leafy greens also condition and create healthy scalp oils, and they contain antioxidants that fight free radicals from pollution, helping to strengthen and thicken hair. Seriously, who knew?

For the greatest nutritional benefits, leafy greens, like broccoli, kale and spinach, should be consumed raw or lightly steamed.


Include Healthy, Protein Rich Foods

Hair is made of protein, so ensuring you have enough protein in your diet is crucial for making it strong and healthy. If you are not consuming enough protein in your diet, your hair is likely to become dry, brittle and weak. Extremely low protein diets may also result in hair loss, and nobody wants that! Add a few servings of protein to your daily diet for stronger, healthier hair.

Examples of protein include chicken, turkey, fish, dairy products and eggs, along with vegetarian sources such as legumes and nuts.


Eat More Healthy Fats

Omega-3 fatty acids nourish follicles for stronger, shinier hair. Eat fatty fish like wild-caught salmon and albacore tuna. Incorporating avocados into your meals will also help fortify hair for stronger strands. So go ahead – order that extra serving of guacamole. Your hair will thank you.


Supplement Support System, S3 by MONAT

How about stepping things up a notch with a powerful, healthy hair supplement? Take your hair growth to the next level with S3 by MONAT! Each of the clinically proven ingredients found in S3 work together to replenish the body of possible nutrient deficiencies that could be contributing to hair loss. The best part? S3 is gluten-free, GMO-free with absolutely no animal byproducts.


Resolve to make these few nutritional changes to your diet, and see just how long and healthy your hair will grow. Always remember: you are what you eat. So don’t sabotage yourself! Drink plenty of water and feed your body and mind the healthy way.

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5 Habits of People who follow their Dreams

So you want to travel the world or be your own boss? Keep reading…

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There are a few common habits of highly successful people who have turned their dreams into reality. People who have a vision or goal don’t always get there from having financial means, but actually a few common habits that have helped them get to where they are. The best part is that you, too, have the opportunity to do the same!

As the famous quote by Wayne Dyer goes, “Change the way you look at things and things you look at will change.” Life is all about perspective, and if there’s one thing that all successful people have in common, it’s their perception on life’s challenges.

So what makes highly successful people different than everybody else? Here are five, surefire ways they manifest their own positive outcomes.

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They see challenges as opportunities.

A current crisis offers the chance to re-evaluate how you live your life, to be more mindful and strategic, and to take stock of your values and priorities.

How you respond to crises has a lot to do with the lens through which you regularly perceive the world.

If you tend to see the world through a “gloom and doom” lens, you may be reacting to current events with feelings of fear, anxiety, or a sense of despair.

The solution? Change the lens from which you view the world! Below is an example on how to do this.

Challenge: Sales are down and business is slow. Opportunity: Use this slow time to get your office organized, update your marketing materials, and reconnect with past customers you’ve had no time to call.

It’s important to recognize that there are some challenges that are simply beyond your control, so turn your attention to those challenges with opportunities you can act upon.

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They aren’t afraid to identify their weaknesses.

Everyone has a talent—leverage yours. Self-evaluation is the key to staying confident during rejection and failure. You can’t be great at everything, but you can build a team to compensate for your imperfections.

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They aren’t just dreamers: they’re doers.

Highly successful people know what they want, and they find a way to get it.

Doers are so committed to making their dreams a reality that they banish any possibility of a backup plan.

They don’t think things like, “If it doesn’t work, I’ll just go get a job.” Apply this mantra to your professional life and see the odds go in your favor.

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They have teachers, mentors and role models.

Successful people recognize what it takes to be excellent, even if they haven’t made it yet.
They know that most hurdles have already been solved, and having a mentor helps.

Successful people know they have blind spots, and they are humble enough to ask someone to look for the flaws in their thinking.

By seeking advice from ‘mentors’ you’re opening up the door for thoughtful, unbiased advice to help point you in the right direction.

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They’ve learned to be comfortable being uncomfortable.

To grow, these like-minded individuals embrace the discomfort. It feels awkward. It’s uncomfortable. You’re out of your comfort zone.

But if you stay in your comfort zone, that’s not where your growth is.

Your growth is where discomfort is. You grow your greatest by exploring and expanding your capabilities. You have to leave the nest to spread your wings.

To unleash your potential, and expand what you’re capable of, you have to embrace change and discomfort is a part of the path.

There’s no precise formula for success, but if you take a hold of these simple ways of life, you’re headed on the right track.

Start The New Year on the Right Track

The New Year is almost in full swing, with most of us soon returning to the office and
real life next week, after a hiatus filled with celebrations, vacations and lazy days. And tucked away in our back pockets are those pesky little New Year’s resolutions…

Tell us: How will you stay committed to that New Year’s resolution? Is the thought of how you will better yourself (and/or your business) a daunting task? Do you find yourself asking, “Who am I fooling?” No worries.

Sticking to your goals for 2016 isn’t as hard as you think! With these easy tips we’ve compiled, we’re here to get you through the year while still keeping your New Year’s resolutions (and your business) intact![wc_spacing size=”20px”]

Set Goals

Take time to sit down and write out your goals for the next year. People who do are 42% more likely to achieve them.

Keep it simple, think of one important goal for yourself in each of these key areas that will make a big difference in your life: Relationships, Career, Finance, Health and Fitness.

Here are a few examples of what it might look like: improve friendships (girls’ lunch or night out once a month), advancement at work (promotion), save $5k, do yoga for stress management, or something as simple as an oath to stop drinking soda.

Challenge yourself

Let’s face it: if you want to grow, you have to leave your comfort zone. It’s not easy but it’ll get you where you want to go. Start small.

Not a fan of public speaking? Practice with friends and family, and aim to speak to a small group of people before you take the plunge speaking to a large group of people.

Sit & be counted

Assert your presence at the next event you attend. While listening, sit tall and lean forward. Make sure to keep eye contact on the presenter so interjecting is easy.

If you’re hosting an event, make sure you have everyone’s attention. Be attentive, position yourself as an expert in your field, and most importantly, have fun.

Pause now and set up a calendar with Facebook marketing goals. Open a Facebook business page, encourage reviews from your customers, and set up online events. Check your inbox daily for leads, and reach out to every new like (each like = a potential lead!).

Make it a team effort

Sometimes you just need some moral support and an extra (friendly) push. A healthy competition among friends provides a great incentive to stay on track. Try setting up a team or get your peers involved by encouraging you to reach your goals for 2016.

Give back

Take on a philanthropic challenge this New Year. From helping grant wishes to ill children, to volunteering at your neighborhood soup kitchen, no kind gesture – no matter how small – goes unnoticed.

Don’t overload yourself

Most of us need to make more changes than we can pull off in one year. Be real with yourself and be selective; choose the most important.

Inevitably, circumstances in life will make it hard for you to reach your goals for 2016.
Our advice: never give up! Have an action plan and be ready. In the words of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, “A goal without a plan is just a wish.”

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